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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 13:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 21' North, Longitude: 29° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.04 meters/second, 1652.5 km/hour, 1026.8 miles/hour or 892.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.9"1026.85 miwest0° 00' 54.3"1.04 misouth1026.87 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.3"5.46 miwest0° 21' 46.6"24.95 misouth25.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 46' South, Longitude: 148° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.31 meters/second, 1613.9 km/hour, 1002.8 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 41.7"1002.84 miwest0° 11' 48.0"13.51 minorth1003.04 mi
24 hours11° 09' 55.1"770.71 mieast4° 43' 03.1"324.16 minorth837.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaFri 12:58 PM993 km617 miles536 nmNortheast NE
DakarFri 1:58 PM1512 km940 miles817 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulFri 1:58 PM1544 km960 miles834 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 1:58 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaFri 10:58 AM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouthwest SW
ConakryFri 1:58 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmEast E
FreetownFri 1:58 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmEast E
NouakchottFri 1:58 PM1837 km1141 miles992 nmNortheast NE
RecifeFri 10:58 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MonroviaFri 1:58 PM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmEast E
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